Online Class: Final Cut Pro X

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Course Description

Unleashing Creativity: Master Final Cut Pro X with Expertise

Step into the dynamic world of video editing and storytelling with Apple's most revolutionary software, Final Cut Pro X. More than just a simple update or redesign, Final Cut Pro X is a reimagination of what video editing software can be. It brings together cutting-edge 64-bit architecture, a trackless timeline, and the power of multi-core processing into an intuitive interface that's built for the modern content creator.

Why Choose This Course?

  1. Evolutionary Learning Curve: Whether you are a seasoned Final Cut veteran or a newcomer to the world of video editing, our course is tailor-made to ensure you get a comprehensive grasp of every feature and tool. We’ve stripped away the jargon, presenting even the most complex concepts in a user-friendly manner.

  2. Holistic Training Approach: Our curriculum isn't just about teaching you how to use software. It's about molding you into a master storyteller, empowering you to weave narratives that captivate and engage your audience.

  3. State-of-the-Art Techniques: Stay ahead of the curve with lessons that incorporate the latest tools and techniques, ensuring your edits are always fresh and contemporary.

Course Modules Include:

  • Getting Started: Dive deep into the seamless interface of Final Cut Pro X, familiarizing yourself with the workspace that will transform your video editing journey.

  • Media Mastery: Learn the intricacies of importing, analyzing, and transcoding media. Discover how to harness the power of camera archives and integrate content from various sources like iTunes.

  • Organizational Excellence: Streamline your workflow with modules on event creation and organization, clip categorization, and the magic of collections.

  • Storyline Crafting: Unravel the secrets of primary and secondary storylines, compound clips, and the intuitive drag-and-drop functionalities of the Timeline.

  • Soundscaping: Dive into the world of audio editing, from attaching and detaching audio, mastering audio meters, panning, and even creating your own narration.

  • Artistic Flair: Enhance your visuals with modules on color correction, effects, transitions, text overlays, generators, and animation through keyframes.

  • Project Finalization: Perfect your project with our comprehensive guide to exporting and publishing, ensuring your stories reach your audience in the highest quality possible.

Beyond the Course:

But that's not all. With interactive quizzes, real-world projects, and insights from industry professionals, we've designed this course to not just teach but to inspire. Whether you're aiming for a career in film, launching a YouTube channel, or just wanting to immortalize your memories in video, our course promises to be your guiding star in the expansive universe of Final Cut Pro X.

Unveil the magic of professional video editing and storytelling. Enroll today, and let us guide you through every frame of your Final Cut Pro X journey!

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  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
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Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
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Lesson 1: Introduction to Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X is a video editing software application created by Apple for OS X. Unlike previously released versions of the video editing program Final Cut, Final Cut Pro X is an all-new application. Additional lesson topics: A Newbies Guide to Final Cut Pro X Version 10.2 : A Beginnings Guide to Video Editing Like a Pro; How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck: Advice to Make Any Amateur Look Like a Pro 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Assignment 1
  • Assessment: Exam 1

Lesson 2: Importing Media

In this lesson, we are going to learn how to import media from various sources, including cameras, iPhones, iPads, and local drives. Additional lesson topics: Final Cut Pro X: Import preferences; Final Cut Pro X 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 2
  • Assessment: Exam 2

Lesson 3: Organizing Media in Final Cut Pro X

Each event in Final Cut Pro X represents a folder on your computer that contains the original source media, any render files, as well as a database file that helps Final Cut Pro X keep track of everything. Additional lesson topics: Organizing Media in Final Cut Pro X 10.1 ; Managing Media with Final Cut Pro x Libraries 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 3
  • Assessment: Exam 3

Lesson 4: Getting Started with a Project

In order to create or edit a video in Final Cut Pro X, you must first create a project. A project contains all the media you use and all the edits that you make. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 4
  • Assessment: Exam 4

Lesson 5: Editing Clips in the Timeline

In this lesson, we are going to focus on cutting and trimming clips, then move on to advanced editing techniques later in the course. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 5
  • Assessment: Exam 5

Lesson 6: Working with Audio

You can analyze audio and fix sound problems, synch audio with video, adjust the volume, add effects, and much more. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 6
  • Assessment: Exam 6

Lesson 7: Color Correction

Color correction is an important part of any editing project. You use it primarily to remove color casts and ensure that each clip has a consistent look, lighting, and exposure. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 7
  • Assessment: Exam 7

Lesson 8: Using Transitions, Titles, and Generators

Titles tell us the name of the film, who is in it, and sometimes, in the case of foreign films or closed captioning, what an actor is saying. Transitions are often used to create a passage of time or change of scenery or of circumstance. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 8
  • Assessment: Exam 8

Lesson 9: Using Keyframes to Create Advanced Effects

In movie making programs such as Final Cut Pro X, keyframes are used to create animation. Keyframes allow you to animate special effects. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Assognment 9
  • Assessment: Exam 9

Lesson 10: Keying and Compositing

Compositing is defined as combining two images in a scene and making it appear as if they were shot together. Keying is also known as greenscreening or chromakeying. It involves replacing a color in an image with parts from a background image. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 10
  • Assessment: Exam 10

Lesson 11: Exporting and Sharing Projects

Final Cut Pro X offers you several preconfigured export settings (called destinations) that allow you to export your project as a QuickTime movie, as well as to Apple devices, Facebook, YouTube, and the list goes on. 66 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Lesson discussions: What is your opinion of this course?; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Assignment 11
  • Assessment: Exam 11
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Introduction to Final Cut Pro X
  • Importing Media
  • Organizing Media in Final Cut Pro X
  • Getting Started with a Project
  • Editing Clips in the Timeline
  • Working with Audio
  • Color Correction
  • Using Transitions, Titles, and Generators
  • Using Keyframes to Create Advanced Effects
  • Keying and Compositing
  • Exporting and Sharing Projects
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Final Cut Pro X
Course Number: 8900350
Lessons Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars (155 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: October 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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